Thursday, April 30, 2009

Palmetto Session #5

We just finished our 5th session at Palmetto. Some of the kids had testing that day so we worked on some jig saw puzzles, had some races doing multiplication problems and learned about the metric system. On the volleyball side, the kids are getting into 6 on 6, learning the basics of team play and working on their ball control.

Puzzle #1 Complete!

Katleen, Genesis and Massielle reading and doing vocabulary

Ashleigh helping out Ashley and Danyka

Here comes the metric system!

2nd Volleyball Clinic at Central Florida Boys and Girls Club

Friday April 24th saw our 2nd of 4 volleyball clinics Dig 4 Kids is doing in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The kids had a great time and learned a lot about volleyball. Special thanks goes out to members of the Olympia High School and Bishop Moore High School Boys Volleyball teams for volunteering their time to help the kids out.

Learning how to set

Taking it to Spiketown

Time for some 6 on 6...sort of

Learning how to play

More "6 on 6"

Group Photo...D4K!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yet another week gone by at Palmetto Elementary!!!

Yet another week gone by so fast.  Lots of improvement this week.  Just getting ready for graduation.  



Passing with the net.

Getting better and better with each passing week...yeah!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Last Spring Session at D4K Hawthorne

So the spring session is finally through at D4K Hawthorne. We had a few "snafu" dates, but we were able to finish this week! This program is a learning and growing program. We have grown from the fall (which is awesome), but we are always looking for more ways to expand this program. We are currently working with different school districts with the lack of funds. But with all the interesting twists and turns, things worked out great this spring. Thanks you to ALL the volunteers, the Tongan Center, the sponsor donations, the MCHS D4K club, the Hawthorne HS Volleyball Team, and the kids.

Ivan working on his homework

Johnan, Christi, and Ivan
The kids posing with their LadyBug's

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NBA Playoffs

Toyota Center in Houston, courtside

Hey Everyone, DJ Roueche here again. You may have noticed that I wasn't in Riverside, CA this past weekend DJing for the AVP Riverside Open. The AVP was kind enough to loan me out to T-Mobile and the NBA to tour the the southern and western parts of the country DJing Fan Viewing Parties for the first round of the NBA Playoffs. My first stop was in Dallas, TX on April 18th where we set-up a stage, video screen, T-Mobile customer VIP area and a half basketball court at Victory Park in Downtown Dallas. Then we headed to Houston, TX on April 21st to do an event at the Toyota Center where we had 3,000 fans cheering on the Rockets.

We had some free time in Houston and so a few of us went to the Aquarium in downtown where we got to see a White Tiger and watch piranhas feed. The Tiger was so close that if it wasn't for the 5 inch thick glass separating us, I would have been Tiger food.

I'm Currently in El Paso, TX for the night and then getting on our tour bus, fully equipped with Satellite TV, Fridge, couches and beds, and heading to Los Angeles for our next Viewing Party that will take place THIS SATURDAY, April 23rd, at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The Event is FREE, open to everyone and we will be showing the LAKERS vs JAZZ game on a big video screen. If you're a T-Mobile customer, you are automatically a VIP. See you in LA.
If you live in the Denver area, we will be doing a Fan Viewing Party for the Nuggets on Monday April 27th at 15th Street and Glenarm Place.

One more thing and you're gonna like this. You have a chance to win $50,000 from T-Mobile. All you have to do is text "MYSHOT" to 72579 and you will be entered for a chance to play four-time NBA All-Star D-Wade in a game of HORSE at the NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2009.

For you AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Fans, don't worry, I will be back DJing for the San Diego Open May 1-3. Also, the AVP has started a Fantasy site and I've created my own Fantasy League. If you want to join my League, click on this LINK, type in the League Name: DJ Roueche, the Password: avpdj09, create your profile and pick you team.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Palmetto Elementary School...still going strong

Another session down at Palmetto Elementary.  There is so much improvement that we may just have quite a few little players on our hands by graduation.  

Hamming it up between getting our homework done. 
Stretching before we play some volleyball.
Getting our instructions

Passing and Setting the ball. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Few Quick Notes

*We want to wish Danalee Corso, Head Coach of USA Beach Jr. National Teams, a safe delivery!! We can't wait to hear the news!!

*Check out the results from the 2009 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships held this past weekend at the AVP Riverside.

*NCAA Approves Sand Volleyball as a Collegiate Sport!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A New Scott Member!

D4K wants to congratulate Sean And Rachel (Wacholder) Scott on the arrival of their son, Koa Daniel Scott, who was born on April 3rd! :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Follow the D4K Athletes

Follow your fave D4K Athlete this weekend playing in Riverside: or or

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

D4KFL Announces two upcoming fundraisers

The Florida Program of Dig 4 Kids is excited to announce two upcoming fundraisers. On Tuesday April 28th at Olympia High School, the Olympia HS Volleyball teams will be hosting Apopka HS. The Olympia Boy's Volleyball program will be collecting donations prior to the match for D4K as either "per dig" donations or flat donations. A portion of the gate will also be donated that night. The JV match will be played at 6:30 with varsity starting right after that at 8pm. Dig 4 Kids merchandise will also be available for purchase at the match.

Dig 4 Kids is also happy to announce a fundraiser night in conjunction with BJ's Brewhouse. On Sunday night May 10th between 5:30pm and 10pm, BJ's Brewhouse on Conroy and Millenia Blvd in Orlando will be donating 15% of the night's proceeds from all guests coming in and presenting a Dig 4 Kids flier/coupon promoting the event. BJ's has been a great supporter of the D4K programs here in Orlando and we are looking forward to this great event. Come on out, eat great food adn support D4K! For more information or receive a coupon, please email Mitch at

Olympia High School is located at 4301 S Apopka Vineland Rd Orlando, FL 32835

BJ's Brewhouse is located at 4151 Conroy Rd. Orlando, FL

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Redondo Union HS D4K Service Club Lends a Hand

On March 13th, the RUHS D4K Service Club helped out at the Richstone Family Center's Kickoff event. This pic was recently in the Beach Reporter Newspaper.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

D4K Carson Graduation

So 8 weeks have come and gone at the Carson D4K Session. This year at graduation we had a slight change (for the first time) in our DJ for the session (DJ Roueche was at the Clippers game night, working of course). The cool thing is we had a D4K tutor/CHS boy's vball player DJ the graduation. GOOD JOB ROGER!! Along with that we need to thank Asics for the shoes and McDonald's for the food!! Also, thank you to our volunteers who came yesterday (Joy) and the entire session! AND it was awesome to have D4K Pasco's directors', Katie and Jack, on hand to see everything! Stay tuned for more pictures from the session too!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Road Trip!

Hi kids of Room 209! Hope you are all enjoying your Spring Break. Well, Miss Whitemarsh and Jack finished up at Las Vegas early afternoon on Wednesday and got on the road headed to California to help out at a Dig for Kids session. We stayed really busy the past two days and saw lots of awesome sights. We have plenty of pictures to show you all. We got pretty worn out from all the walking. My favorite sight was visiting the MGM Grand and seeing the Lion Exhibit I got to go twice! Jack’s favorite sight was the Ferrari and Maserati showroom. Those are really fancy cars. We got to sit in a $350,000 car! Really though Jack liked seeing how scared I was going on the big roller coaster at the New York New York hotel. We went upside down! Finally, we are happy to see the thermometer hit 82 degrees! Yeah! We saw it on the world’s largest thermometer in Baker, California. We are driving through the Mojave Desert right now; hope we don’t see any rattlesnakes! All right kids, stay tuned for details on how Miss Whitemarsh enjoyed her first trip to Disneyland! If you are reading this we brought something back for all of you! :)